Jubilee United Church

40 Underhill Drive | Toronto, Ontario, M3A 2J5 | 416.447.6846

Celebrations of Life

KALANDA, Mary Elizabeth (nee MacVicar) passed away on February 4, 2018. Mary was the loving wife to Brian Kalanda, doting mother to Robert and Kevin, supportive mother-in-law to Kristen Oliver and devoted friend to many others. Mary fought a very courageous battle from post- surgical complications. Mary was family first, but always found time to be an active member at Jubilee United Church and Delta Gamma, along with many other charitable organizations. The visitation and memorial services will be at Jubilee United Church at 40 Underhill Drive. The visitation services will be on Saturday, February 10th from 7:00 – 9:30 p.m. and Sunday, February 11th from 1:00 – 4:00 p.m., followed by the memorial service to be held on Monday, February 12th at 1:00 p.m. Memorial donations, in lieu of flowers, may be made to Crohn’s and Colitis Canada.

MORI, MARGARET UTAKO (nee ONODERA) Peacefully at Scarborough Hospital on December 31, 2017 in her 92nd year with family by her side. Predeceased by her husband, Reginald (2007) of 47 years. Beloved mother of Carolynne (Greig Nishio), Wendy (Shane Togawa), Lawrence (Sharon Mitsubata) and Sandy (Vaughn Tanaka). She will be dearly missed by her grandchildren: Tim, Jonathan, Noah, Brendan, Taryn, Russell and Natalie. Predeceased by her brother Jim and survived by her brother, Tom. Family and friends will be received at the Highland Funeral Home, 3280 Sheppard Avenue East, Scarborough, Visitation on Friday, January 5th from 2:00-4:00 and 7:00-9:00 p.m. A private family service will be held. Special thanks to the staff at Momiji for their wonderful care and support and to the palliative care team at the Scarborough Hospital for their kindness and compassion. In lieu of flowers and koden, memorial donations to Momiji Health Care Society, Alzheimer Society of Toronto, or the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family. For online condolences please visit www.highlandfuneralhome.ca

BALL (FOY), Nancy Jane At Greenview Lodge on Wednesday, December 20, 2017 in her 88th year. Beloved wife of the late Raymond. Loving mother of Cynthia (Wayne) and Greg (Giselle), dear grandmother of Lucas, Chloe and Danielle and great-grandmother of Vanessa. Dear sister of the late Lucia Farmer; sister-in-law of Marilyn Ryder (Ball). Will be fondly remembered by nieces and nephews. Nancy was born in Toronto and attended St. Clements School, graduating with honours. Raising her family was a role she cherished. As her children grew she reentered the workforce, dedicating herself as an employee of Manpower and the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board. A proud member of the United Church Women for over fifty years, Nancy loved playing bridge, gardening, needle arts and going to the theatre. A wonderful, caring woman who will be truly missed. The family thanks the staff of Greenview lodge and CBI for their kind and compassionate care of Nancy. A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, January 13, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. at Jubilee United Church, 40 Underhill Drive, North York. Donations may be made in her name to Jubilee United Church.

McFARLANE, Terry.  Best known the former members of St. John’s United Church,  Terry passed away peacefully at Scarborough and Rouge Hospital – Birchmount Site on Friday November 10th, 2017 at age 90. Terry was born in Bengough, Saskatchewan and is predeceased by her parents, Reginald and Julia, eldest sister Ilona, and brothers, Lemuel, Logan, and Tommy.  She is survived by sister, Lois.  She and husband George celebrated 63 years of love and marriage on October 9th, 2017. Terry was a devoted and loving mother to George (Lee-Anne), Leanne (Len), John (Karen), and foster sons, Daryl (Tracey), and Gary (Vee).  Terry was a proud and adoring ‘Nana’ to Jamie, Emily, William, Austin, Lyndsay (Cameron), Carly, Molly, Tommy, Tausha, Evan, Jessica (Trevor), Breanne, Logan, Aiden, and Svara, as well as great granddaughter, Elliotte.  Terry graduated from the University of Saskatchewan with a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1948 and went on to study at the University of Manitoba, where she received her Bachelor of Social Work degree in 1951.  Terry and George raised their family in Agincourt and she worked for the Children’s Aid Society of Toronto for over thirty years.  Terry loved the Toronto Maple Leafs, a canoe or sailboat ride at the family cottage in Parry Sound, and lived her life serving God and helping others.  Terry was dedicated, passionate, and compassionate in all endeavors she pursued. She will be greatly missed.  The family will receive friends at the Ogden Funeral Home, 4164 Sheppard Ave. East, Agincourt (east of Kennedy) on Friday, November 17, 2017 from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m.  Memorial Service will take place on Saturday, November 18, 2017 in the Chapel at 2 p.m., with visitation an hour prior.  Rev. Ian Manson will preside.   In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Terry may be made to the Children’s Aid Foundation of Toronto, Heart and Stroke Society, Covenant House Toronto, or Scarborough and Rouge Hospital – Birchmount Site.  http://ogden.funeraltechweb.com/tribute/details/16177/Terry-McFarlane/service-information.html

MOYNAUGH, Alice Emily Josephine “Jo” (nee Whelan) Passed away at Sunnybrook Hospital, November 3, 2017 in her 97th year. Predeceased by husband William (1976). Loving mother to Patricia, Richard and Kathleen, grandmother to Edward, Gavin and Kristen. Lifelong learner, teacher and friend. Memorial service November 15, 2017 at 4 p.m. at Jubilee United Church, 40 Underhill Dr., Don Mills, ON.

SHARP, Ilda Pearl (nee Faint) In her 96th year, died peacefully in her home of over 60 years, surrounded by family on July 20, 2017. Predeceased in 2005 by Peter, her loving husband of 56 years. Wonderful mother of John (Mary-Coleen and the late Karen Steward), Trudey Nicklee (Brian), Donald (Diane) and Duncan (Jonty). Proud grandmother of Katie, Christopher (Krysta), Nicole, Graham, Shona, Kevin, David, Griffin and James. Sister-in-law to Cathy and Bill Smyth and friend to Patty Stewart. Predeceased by her 11 brothers and sisters: Clifford, Bertha Rumney, Ross, Bessie Hampton, Goldwin, Vera Walker, Annas Robinson, Winston, Wilfred, Dorothea Renney (Thompson) and Wray. Celebration of Life on Monday, July 31, 2017 at 11 a.m. in Jubilee United Church, 40 Underhill Drive, Toronto, M3A 2J5. Visitation with the family at Jubilee United Church on Sunday, July 30 from 7 – 9 p.m. and 10 – 11 a.m. prior to the service. Reception to follow at the Church. Special thanks to Natasha and the other health professionals who helped us keep Mom at home. In lieu of flowers, donations to Jubilee United Church or a charity of your choice.

JONES, Robert Louis April 15, 1923 – October 31, 2017 Passed away at home peacefully at the wonderful age of 94, with family by his side. Loving husband to Dixie; father to Bryn (Nancy), Ken (Olga), Robert Jr. (Teresa) and Jodi (Paul); beloved grandfather to Melissa (Jeremy), Michael (Amanda), Emma, Taylor, Owen and Alex and great-grandfather to Ella, Rylan, Ava and Nolan. Bob will be missed by his extended family in England and Australia and by the many wonderful friends he made throughout his long life. Born in Woolwich (London) and raised in Brixton, he lived through the Blitz, eventually joined the RAF, got his flight training in Canada, and later served in India. After the war, he received his CA and took an employment opportunity that brought him to Toronto to join Glaxo Canada. After a very successful career in finance at Glaxo (GSK), he retired in 1988 and travelled the world with Dixie, living life to it’s fullest. His later life was filled with the joy of being a grandparent and a great-grandparent. Donations may be made to the Aphasia Institute, www.aphasia.ca, which was instrumental in Bob’s recovery after a stroke. A celebration of Bob’s life will be held at a later date. Please visit www.ogdenfuneralhomes.com for details.

SHAW, Ernie  A Celebration of Life Service will be held at Jubilee United Church on Thursday, July 27  at 1 p.m.  Visitation precedes at 12 p.m.  Reception to follow.

FLETCHER, Jack  Visitation with the Fletcher family will be held at Jubilee United Church on Tuesday, July 18 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.  Family Service will be held in Glencoe, Ontario on Wednesday, July 19.

ALCOCK, Joan Marilyn (nee RICHARDSON). It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Joan in her 86th year on Sunday, July 9, 2017 after suffering a massive stroke at her cottage. Beloved wife of Ron for 63 years, cherished mother of Scott (JoAnne), Kerry (Richard) and dearest grandmother of Mackenzie, Garrett, Blake, Wyatt, Brett and Zachary. Predeceased by her brother Murray and survived by her sister-in-law Carol. She will be greatly missed by dear friend Betty Barron and their Thursday afternoon tea of 60 years. Friends may call at the Ogden Funeral Home, 4164 Sheppard Ave. East in Scarborough, on Wednesday, July 12, 2017 from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service will be held at Jubilee United Church on 40 Underhill Drive, North York on Thursday, July 13, 2017 at 11 a.m., reception to follow at the church. In lieu of flowers, donations to be made to the Haliburton Highlands Health Services Foundation would be appreciated. Her prim & proper ways will be dearly missed.

VITALE, HELEN C.  February 28, 1921 – March 29, 2017 Passed peacefully at North York General Hospital with her daughter at her side at the age of 96 years. Helen was predeceased by her husband John Vitale in 1996. She is survived by her children Janice Vitale and Jill Greenwood (David) and her grandchildren Adam and Michael Greenwood. Helen was born in Toronto and raised her family in Don Mills. She was an avid curler, golfer and a killer Scrabble player right into her 90s. She was a longtime member of Jubilee (formerly Donminster) United Church and sang in the choir for many years. Visitation will be at Paul O’Connor Funeral Home at 1939 Lawrence Ave. East, Toronto, on Friday, April 7, 2017 from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. A memorial service will be held at Jubilee United Church, 40 Underhill Dr., Toronto, on Saturday, April 8, 2017 at noon. A reception will follow. Donations may be made to Jubilee United Church or to CNIB.

We are inviting past and present choir members to join our choir for that day to lead in the hymns (you might also choose to share in a simple anthem).  If you are interested in being part of the choir for Helen’s service you can be in touch with Choir Director, Daniel Rubinoff at rubinoffdaniel@gmail.com.

BARKER, GARY ARTHUR  1939 to 2017 Passed away on January 20, 2017 at the Toronto Western Hospital following a tragic accident. Gary was a retired educator with the Toronto Board of Education from the years 1959 to 1994. He taught at various schools as a Teacher, Vice Principal and Principal where his love of children and his contribution to their education was evident. Gary loved music and was a longtime member of The Toronto Choristers. He also had a lifelong passion for sports, participating on many teams. Gary was predeceased by his sister Linda and daughter Wendy and will be sadly missed by his children – Christopher, Heather and Evelyn and by his siblings June, George, Ruthann, Wayne and Glen and by his loving partner Mary. A special thank you to Dr. Victoria McCredie, Neurocritical Care, Moe Anderson, Spiritual Care and the dedicated nursing staff in the Neurosurgical ICU. A visitation will be held at McDougall and Brown Funeral Home, 2900 Kingston Road, Scarborough, Ontario, on Wednesday, February 1, 2017 from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. There will also be a visitation from 12:30 – 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, February 2, 2017 at Jubilee United Church, 40 Underhill Drive, Toronto, Ontario, followed by the funeral service. In lieu of flowers a donation may be made to the UHN Toronto and Western Hospital Foundation.

SIMONS, Fred A.  January 19, 2017 surrounded by his loving family.  Funeral service will be held on Tuesday, January 24th at 1:30 p.m. at the R.S. Kane Funeral Home, 6150 Yonge Street (at Goulding, south of Steeles). If desired, donations to Wellspring Westerkirk House at Sunnybrook would be appreciated.

COUSENS, Rev. John R. 
John was a husband, father, grandfather, brother, friend, retired United Church Minister, member of Jubilee United Church and a beloved child of God.   After a life well lived, John passed away with his family by his side on Monday, December 26, 2016.  He leaves behind his beloved wife of 57 years, Joy (Miller); his daughters, Ruth (Thomas Kingissepp) and Janice (Douglas) Milne; grandchildren, MacGregor and Reaghan; and his brother, Donald.  A private family service will be held.  There will be no public funeral, but please keep Joy and all of John’s family and friends in your prayers.

GORDON, Joanne Edith.  Joanne passed away peacefully on Saturday, October 8, 2016, just a month shy of her 89th birthday. Predeceased by her husband William James Gordon, and survived by her children Anne (Colin) Williamson and Bob Gordon and her beloved grandchildren Craig and Karen Williamson and Josh West-Gordon, her brother John Richardson and her sister Phyllis Lamb.
Joanne completed her RN training at Wellesley Hospital in Toronto and graduated with her classmates in 1949. Following the death of her beloved husband Bill in 1966, she returned to hospital nursing to refresh her skills. She obtained her public health designation and worked with the Victoria Order of Nursing and Cassandra Public School before joining what was then called Ontario Hydro.
Joey was an active member of Donminster United Church (now Jubilee) and a member of the choir for many years. She enjoyed travelling, tennis, golf and bridge with her many friends and neighbours. Her monthly lunches with her former classmates were very special times.
After retiring from Ontario Hydro, she volunteered at Ronald MacDonald House and ushered at Roy Thompson Hall. She also loved music of all kinds, opera and was a longtime patron of the Royal Ontario Ballet.
Friends and family are invited to attend a service on Saturday, October 15th at 12:00 noon at Jubilee Church, 40 Underhill Dr., Toronto, ON. Interment will take place at Park Lawn Cemetery the following week with immediate family.
Donations to Ronald MacDonald House would be appreciated. Online condolences may be made to